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09 Jul 2020

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Good Evening,
I am excited to join the community. I welcome all advice from experienced collectors. My first major series I am working on is the Franklin Half Dollars. What should one look for, pay, etc?! I am looking for 1948-63, I have an old Whitman book from my grandfather, eager to get started!
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1943penny

Level 4

welcome to the coin community! I have not yet gotten into franklins although I have a few including a 1955 PF-67 NGC half dollar. If you ever have any questions just post a forum topic or write a blog! if you like errors I recommend joining CONECA . Anyways, I hope you enjoy it here!

AZCollector

Level 3

Thank you, 1943penny!!

slybluenote

Level 5

I "resemble" ALL of the advice given here AZ ! I also am a relative newbie to this hobby so I'm also still learning. I have a Red Book, a ANA Grading Book for U.S. Coins, a Guide Book of Washington and State Quarters, and the book Moke mentioned, A Guide Book of Franklin & Kennedy Half Dollars. My main collection is Kennedy Half Dollars and U.S. Proof Sets right now. Welcome to our "well educated and friendly group! Like the others in this group, if you are active and share your insights, you will do well! Good luck with the Franklin collection! Charlie aka slybluenote

AZCollector

Level 3

Thank you, Charlie. I will keep you all posted as the book fills up. I am just about complete with my State Quarters set which is a classic in my book, and making progress on my National Parks set.

AZCollector

Level 3

Great comments, all! I will grab the infamous Red Book ASAP. Look forward to interacting with the community more. Stay safe, and healthy!!

Long Beard

Level 5

Excellent starting point! I have the complete run, which I finished several years back. In mint state grades they averaged less than fifty-dollars or there about, so I don't see them being much more in todays market place. Hope to see what you have and acquire as you proceed.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

I think the coins we inherited from our parents and grandparents are really special. It's a tie to our family history as well as our global history.

Kepi

Level 6

Welcome to a fun site with great people! Have fun with your collecting! The Red Book is a must for the collector.

Golfer

Level 5

Welcome to the ANA and the blogs and forums.

Mokie

Level 6

Welcome Aboard, we have lots of expertise here so do not hesitate to ask questions. If you have not done so already, buy this book: A Guide Book of Franklin and Kennedy Half Dollars, 3rd Edition , it is available on Amazon right now for 13.99 plus tax and free delivery if you have Amazon Prime.

Longstrider

Level 6

Welcome. We are getting quite a few new members lately. The word must be out. That is a nice coin you are collecting. Prices can be all over the place. Do your homework before you buy anything. Thanks.

Mike

Level 7

Welcome to the best hobby in the world. Suggestion follow active collectors they will help you. You picked a nice set to start with. Enjoy.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Welcome! It's good to have another new member.... I am almost finished with my Franklin set, I have three S mint coins left to complete. My advice is to do some reading and research on Ben Franklin half dollars before you buy. Consider buying a mega red book. It will give you all the he information on that which you seek. Key dates, which ones are more rare .... Take a look.at the PCGS website. This will help you figure out what the going retail price is, which is generally 20 to 40 per cent over wholesale. Knowing the price points will allow you to negotiate a bit better price than full retail. Again, glad you are here! Be active, read and comment on other's blogs and write your own often. You will find a friendly and helpful group here.

AZCollector

Level 3

Excellent info, thank you for the warm welcome!!

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